Unfortunately, poverty has become an epidemic in our society. In fact, over 46 million people face the harsh reality of poverty every day. This can have a far-reaching affect not only in their communities, but their personal well-being, as well. Best Psychology Degrees has created an infographic detailing the startling realities behind poverty and its effect on the human body.
It might seems unrealistic but looking at this infographic from Socialworkdegreecenter.com, one can easily see how pop culture and fashion are romanticizing poverty.
This infographic includes exhaustive data about homelessness including states accounting for nearly half the homeless population, states having the highest rates of unsheltered homeless and more.
Here is an infographic that shows just how much people struggle with poverty nowadays. It turns out that those living below the poverty line are three times more likely to develop mental illness than those living above the poverty line. Learn more about the psychology of poverty in this infographic.
In 2010 it was reported that 46.2 million people lived in poverty in the United States. However, many working American’s feel the poor are not doing enough to get themselves out of this rut. It’s clear that there is a poverty problem in America, yet not much seems to be being done to help. It is estimated that up to half a million children may be homeless.
This video from the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank explains how you can save the poverty-stricken from hunger. The video is a guide through the life of a fictional character, Kate, who represents the very situation in which many children find themselves when their parents lose their jobs. Even a small donation can provide many healthy meals to those in need.